When it comes to off-roading, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is hard to beat. It’s front sway-bar which can be detached from inside the cabin with the touch of a button, provides improved articulation. Add its special Rock-Trac four-wheel drive system with ultra-low gear ratio and it’s easy to see why the Wrangler can put power exactly where it wants. With its front and rear Dana 44 axles and a 285 horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6, engine it has plenty of power and sure-footedness. Combine that with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission and the Wrangler Rubicon jumps to leads the rock-climbing pack.
The modern driver is a tech-savvy animal and they demand the latest technology in every area of their lives. The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 4X4 SUV delivers all the technology they want and more. Whether they want electric power steering, a self-parking system for tight urban parking spaces, active roll-bars for improved handling or an air suspension system for a smooth ride the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 4X4 SUV has that and more. It also boasts a collision detection system featuring automatic braking, anti-lock brakes which help to stabilize the vehicle in strong crosswinds, blind spot protection and an advanced lane keeping system to keep everyone safe and sound. The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 4X4 SUV is a tech lover’s dream come true.
Luxury and affordability is what many SUV owners are looking for and Land Rover’s LR2 4X4 SUV offers that and more. Land Rover has a long track record for luxury and reliability. It has also proven it has the chops to handle off-roading in some of the planet’s most dmanding terrain. The Land Rover LR2 4X4 SUV lives up to that reputation while being surprisingly affordable. The Land Rover LR2 4X4’s 230 horsepower, 3.2-liter engine provides 234 lb-ft of torque. When that is combined with its innovative Terrain Response systems and its four-wheel drive system it makes this a powerful, nimble beast able to handle rugged terrain as well as snow and ice with ease. It also offers the option to add heated windshields, HID headlights, surround sound system and Bluetooth connectivity to its standard dual automatic climate control and panoramic sunroof to keep the wilds of the inner city at bay. All of this and a great price too make the Land Rover LR2 4X4 SUV perfect for urban adventurers.
If taking the entire family off-roading is the goal then the Toyota Land Cruiser 4X4 SUV is the vehicle to buy. With its full-time four-wheel drive, Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System for managing the suspension as it moves, Crawl Control for going up or down steep grades and seating for up to seven people, this vehicle is right and ready for taking the family on safari much less a weekend camping trip. It offers comfort, luxury and a monster 5.7-liter V-8 381 horsepower engine that kicks out an impressive 401 lb-ft of torque. If price is not a problems and conquering rough terrain is the goal then the Toyota Land Cruiser 4X4 SUV is the ideal vehicle.
If speed, handling and power combined with 62.9 cubic feet of cargo space and five-passenger seating will do the trick, then check out the Porsche Cayenne 4X4 SUV. Its 500 horsepower turbocharged, 4.8-liter V-8 engine with 516 lb-ft of torque hints that it has the heart of a race car. Its ability to go from zero to 60-mph in an amazing 4.8 seconds proves it. Couple that with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a wide range of stylish models and it appears a new generation of sport-utility vehicles has arrived. This vehicle can take the family to the concert hall, zip through city traffic and conquer rugged terrain with equal aplomb. Drivers no longer have to choose between style, practicability, power and handling. The Porsche Cayenne 4X4 SUV has it all.
BMW has done it again. The makers of the ultimate driving machine have created a 4×4 SUV that is part coup, part crossover and all BMW. That vehicle is the BMW X6 4X4 SUV. From its stylish look to its plunging rear roofline and innovatively configured 2+2 interior seating the BMW X6 4X4 SUV serves notice this is not your parent’s SUV. It’s sleek, fast and solid and comes with either a 3.0-liter, turbocharged six-cylinder 300 horsepower engine or an impressive 4.4-liter, 400 horsepower V-8 turbocharged engine that kicks out a hefty 450 lb-ft of torque. The BMW X6 4X4 SUV is the kind of vehicle that zooms away from the curb and leaves bystanders with that 1,000 yard stare.
The Cadillac Escalade Hybrid 4X4 SUV is an amazing vehicle. One that makes people sit up and take notice. It has all the luxury and creature comforts one has come to expect from Cadillac along with a powerful 6.0-liter V-8 engine that generate 379 horsepower from its two electric motors. But the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid 4X4 SUV is no lumbering gas guzzler. It gets an impressive 20-mpg in the city and 23-mpg on the highway. Its gasoline / electric drivetrain makes this kind of fuel efficiency possible while the designers at Cadillac have added heaping helpings of style and power. The Cadillac Escalade Hybrid 4X4 SUV is a truly impressive vehicle created for those who want style and power but are environmentally conscious.
These vehicles show it’s a great time to buy a 4X4 SUV.